On Thursday night, as France celebrated Bastille Day, a national holiday in which France celebrates its post-French Revolution republic, a large truck plowed through a street in the city of Nice, killing people on one of its main streets.
Hundreds of people had gathered over a seafront on Promenade des Anglais when the large white truck was driven into the crowd. He drove in a zig-zag manner, killing as many people as he could.
The driver was shot dead by the police. He was identified as Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel, 31-year-old French-Tunisian.
There were 84 confirmed deaths, due to the attack, with 50 in critical condition and 25 in intensive care. Among those killed were 10 children.
President of France, Francois Hollande, was quoted saying, "We cannot deny that it was a terror attack." He went to state that the existing state of Emergency imposed after almost 150 people were killed during attacks on Paris in November 2015, will be extended to July 26.
An investigating source told The Telegraph, "He was known to the police for violence, and using weapons, but had no direct links with terrorism."
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.